In California, a person convicted of a misdemeanor criminal offense can be fined and sentenced to serve up to six months in the county jail for some offenses, and up to one year in the county jail for other offenses. In addition, the court may place a person on probation and often require participation in classes and/or a treatment program, abstention from the use or possession of alcohol and drugs, and may even require a person to be subject to search and seizure of their person, place of residence and any area under their control. Some common misdemeanor offenses include DUI, theft, assault, battery, driving on a suspended license, and domestic violence.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor, it is in your best interest to immediately hire an experienced criminal defense attorney from Jackson Law. There are several things that can be done to best present the positive circumstances of your case to the district attorney and to a judge, including filing of legal motions, making procedural arguments and presenting evidence. Jackson Law will help you navigate through the court system while advocating solely for your best interests.
If you are being investigated for a criminal offense, or have been charged with a criminal offense, and want to know how to best proceed, please contact the attorneys at Jackson Law online or call Jackson Law at 650-587-8556.